FORMER NFL CENTER JAMIE DUKES
Former NFL center Jamie Dukes joins the guys to discuss why
a relationship with Christ trumps religion.
Dukes was an offensive guard at Florida State and became the fifth player in FSU history to earn consensus All-America honors when he was named to virtually every team as a senior in 1985. From 1982-85 he started every single game finishing with 48 total starts. And behind the lead of Dukes over the course of those four years. Following his illustrious career with Florida State, Dukes signed with the Atlanta Falcons as a free agent in 1986. Dukes rated #46 in the Florida State University All-Time Player Countdown to Kickoff. In 1991 Dukes was elected into the FSU Hall of Fame.
Despite a strong showing at Florida State, Dukes went undrafted in 1986. He began his career with the Atlanta Falcons playing for 8 seasons up to the end of 1993. He finished his career in Atlanta playing in 110 games for the Falcons. The following year, he signed a 1-year deal with Green Bay and started 6 games for the Packers. In 1995, Dukes signed another 1-year contract, this time with the Arizona Cardinals. He had started 8 games that season. At the end of the year, Dukes retired, completing his career playing in 124 games, and starting 62. He fumbled 6 times in his career 5 recovered by his own team and 1 recovered by the opponent's team for a total of -6 yards
Dukes joined NFL Network in 2006 as an analyst on NFL Total Access and NFL GameDay Scoreboard alongside Paul Burmeister and Tom Waddle. He is also a regular contributor to NFL.com. During NFL Network’s Thursday Night Football schedule, Dukes, Paul Burmeister and Bucky Brooks can be seen providing complementary coverage on NFL.com/LIVE: Thursday Night Football. He also participated in the NFL Network's coverage of the 2008 NFL Draft as a desk host in New York and helped cover the 2009 Pro-Bowl in Honolulu, Hawaii, interviewing players for NFL Total Access.
Dukes is an actor in a compelling documentary on the effect of concussion on NFLers and their Families. From sleeplessness to suicide, it reveals a hard portrait of life after the gridiron.
Dukes was one of the most popular hosts on WZGC 92.9 FM The Game and left October, 2015 due to health problems
2008 Dukes had gastric band procedure to help lose weight. The Put Up Your Dukes Foundation was founded by Jamie and his wife Angela Dukes in 2009. As of 2010, Dukes spearheaded a grassroots, weight-loss program called the "Billion Pound Blitz Initiative".
Duke is Senior VP of Community Relations & Strategic Partnerships for Hydro One a healthy, nutritional, vitamin infused beverage. His 2012 season will include analyst duties on the United Football League broadcasts on CBS Sports Network according to a league media guide. He also hosts the Rick and Jamie show on WZGC-FM (Atlanta 92.9 The Game)
Dukes and his wife kicked off the 2011 Runway Red Celebrity Kids Fashion Show raising funding for children infected by or affected with HIV/AIDS.
Dukes is married to Angela and two children and resides in Braselton, Georgia.
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